Overall Rating Reporter - expired
Overall Score
Liaison Greg Monaco
Submission Date Nov. 10, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Stony Brook University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Tom Lanzilotta
Campus Energy Manager
Campus Operations and Maintenance
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Does the institution produce the following outreach materials and/or publications that foster sustainability learning and knowledge? :
Yes or No
A central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution’s sustainability efforts Yes
A sustainability newsletter Yes
Social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability Yes
A vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability No
Building signage that highlights green building features Yes
Food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems Yes
Signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed Yes
A sustainability walking map or tour No
A guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation No
Navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians No
A guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience No
Regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat Yes
Other sustainability publications or outreach materials not covered above No

A brief description of the central sustainability website:

Stony Brook University offers an updated Office of Sustainability website, which is updated on a monthly basis. Students, faculty and staff can visit the website to learn more about sustainable initiatives on campus. The website also features upcoming events related to sustainability and also allows students to interact and get involved with the Office of Sustainability.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Sustainability Brook is the Office of Sustainability's newsletter which is available to the University community online and showcases current and future SBU-related sustainability news, initiatives and outreach events.


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A brief description of the social media platforms that focus specifically on campus sustainability:

Stony Brook's Office of Sustainability manages both a Facebook , Twitter and Instagram account. It is managed by staff and hosts pictures of events and also information about upcoming events.


The website URL of the primary social media platform that focuses on sustainability:
A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
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A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Stony Brook has set up numerous signs on campus which highlight a wide range of different sustainable features in buildings. A few examples of these would be the new high efficiency hand dryers and the water bottle filling stations.


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A brief description of food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

At Stony Brook, Campus Dining Services has a newsletter that they produce which is hosted on their homepage. This page can be visited by anyone and highlights how they are working to become more sustainable.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
A brief description of signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:

Stony Brook has signs which tells students about the various sustainable initiatives on campus. A few of these include: mulching wood debris to be reused in planted beds, growing our plants for these beds, and using a rainwater collection system in order to water plants in the greenhouse.


The website URL for signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies:
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A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Stony Brook has a green map, which highlights the sustainable initiatives that are situated around campus.


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A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use alternative methods of transportation:
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A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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A brief description of regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat:

The Office of Sustainability meets with student beat reporters weekly during the fall and spring semesters and shares sustainability-related content with student reporters in such meetings. Depending on the year, the beat writers are either from the Stony Brook Statesman or the Stony Brook Independent.


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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (2nd material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (3rd material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (4th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (5th material):
No

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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (6th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (7th material):
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Does the institution produce another sustainability publication or outreach material not covered above? (8th material):
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